This Week’s Tweets and Pins

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter and Pinterest accounts this week that I hope you find interesting:

25 Funny Books For Kids

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Award-winning author Cynthia Voigt talks about her new mystery for kids | http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/10/24/3275598/award-winning-author-cynthia-voigt.html …

Hervé Tullet: The Illustrated Interview — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes http://buff.ly/16n1NFA #kidlit

Ten Best Read-Aloud Halloween Picture Books for Kids http://buff.ly/1h1fRqp #kidlit

“You can’t go broke overestimating the intelligence of children” – Chris Van Allsburg — Fuse #8 http://buff.ly/1h1fGvm #kidlit

The Kirkwood Public Library in New Castle, Delaware

LIBRARIES

Detroit’s Heartbreaking Bankruptcy, Told Through Stunning Photos of One Public Library – PolicyMic http://buff.ly/1aEGJ9w #libraries

Japan’s public libraries add services to get more people reading – The Japan Daily Press http://buff.ly/1aEGtHx #libraries

A Library By The Highway Serves As Billboard For Reading, Learning, Exploration http://buff.ly/1aEGBa3 #libraries

Turning A Page Inside A Rural One-Room Library : NPR http://buff.ly/HdjTOx #libraries

READING

E. B. White on the Future of Reading: Timeless Wisdom from 1951 | Brain Pickings http://buff.ly/16vepdT #kidlit

How Amazon and Goodreads could lose their best readers http://buff.ly/16vdCcZ

TEEN READS

The Compulsive Reader: The Road Less Traveled: YA Books that Break from the Mold http://buff.ly/16mYLB8 #yalit

First Chapter of ALLEGIANT » EarlyWord – http://buff.ly/178p78G #yalit

Stacked: October Debut YA Novels http://buff.ly/16n06rJ #yalit

Review: Rawr! by Todd H. Doodler

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Rawr! by Todd H. Doodler

Meet Rex, a very polite and well-behaved dinosaur, who is here to tell you that being a dinosaur in modern human society is hard.  He’s bigger than everyone else in his class, even his teachers.  He doesn’t fit in a desk.  He isn’t good at hide-and-seek.  And he is so big that everyone thinks he is scary.  But really, Rex isn’t scary at all.  He is helpful, polite and even has a great (big) smile.  What everyone should remember is that when Rex gives a really big “Rawr!” he is trying to say hello.  So don’t be scared of dinosaurs, they just might be as friendly as Rex.

Doodler has created as story that simple and straight forward, making it perfect for very small children.  He has inserted plenty of humor into the story, which will be a welcome diversion for both parents and children.  Rex is a character that pops off of the page with his energy and his size.  Doodler’s art has great appeal and is filled with bright colors encased in thick black lines. 

Expect this to be a new favorite at bedtime!  Appropriate for ages 1-3.

Reviewed from copy received from Scholastic.